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Mining companies are using RFID solutions to manage mining equipment and optimize operational efficiency

As a cornerstone of industrial progress, the mining industry is always looking for innovative RFID solutions to overcome its operational challenges. How to manage complex mining equipment tracking and assets at the mining site, improve operational efficiency and management costs, and improve underground safety management and equipment availability have become increasingly important for mining companies. RFID solutions solve the problem by providing real-time visibility of equipment location and status. By equipping machinery with RFID electronic tags, operators can remotely monitor performance, track maintenance schedules, and enhance safety protocols.


What are the challenges of RFID mining engineering management at the mining site?


Harsh environmental conditions: Mining sites are often exposed to harsh environmental conditions, including dust, moisture, heat and vibration. These conditions can cause damage to RFID tags and equipment, affecting their performance and continued use, which is why RFID is used to manage and track equipment in mining areas.

Metal interference: Mining equipment usually contains a large number of metal parts, and metal interference may interfere with the transmission and identification of RFID signals. This may cause the tag to be unable to be read accurately, thus affecting the accuracy of tracking. Anti-metal RFID electronic tags that can be read on metal surfaces must be used to ensure reliable reading.

Equipment Vibration and Shock: Mining equipment often encounters a large amount of vibration and shock, which can cause the RFID tag to become detached or damaged, thus affecting the accurate tracking of the equipment.

Large-scale equipment management: Mining companies usually have large-scale equipment and assets, which are distributed in complex mining areas, and each equipment needs to be equipped with RFID tags. Managing such large quantities may require efficient label application and data management strategies.

Privacy and data security: Mining companies need to consider privacy and data security issues when handling sensitive operational data and equipment information. How to ensure that data leakage or unauthorized system access does not occur is a new challenge.

Faced with these challenges and difficulties, mining companies need to choose more durable industrial special tags suitable for harsh environments, choose a more solid installation method, and integrate RFID into the backend management system to ensure smooth and real-time data. Equipment tracking management through RFID solutions can greatly improve the efficiency and safety of mining operations.


Anti-metal tags are specially designed for long-distance reading under harsh conditions and can be read at long distances (up to 20 meters). It has good metal resistance and a solid shell, is waterproof and corrosion-resistant, and can be installed using screws and rivets. It is strong and reliable and is an ideal industrial-grade RFID electronic tag. It is often used in outdoor vehicle tracking, equipment tracking, public utility management and other application scenarios. .


Inner Mongolia Dazhong Mining has deployed industrial RFID tags at job sites to track the availability of equipment and machinery and obtain electronic operation and maintenance records.

Now, on-site inventory of 4 mine equipment and machinery is carried out using a mobile terminal with RFID function. With the asset inventory App installed, equipment data can be obtained in batches from a distance even in underground areas with insufficient light. Tian Gong, who is responsible for equipment management, told us: “In the past, it usually took about two weeks to find, identify and record the 272 assets on site. After using the RFID system, it can be completed in less than a week, saving 50% of the time while ensuring data integrity and accuracy.”


What advantages can using RFID to manage mining equipment bring to mining companies?


Real-time tracking and positioning: RFID technology can track the location of materials, equipment and personnel in real time, provide accurate positioning information, and help achieve more efficient resource allocation and job scheduling.

Automated data collection: Through RFID tags, data can be automatically and accurately collected and stored in the system, avoiding manual recording and data entry errors, and improving the accuracy and timeliness of data.

Reduce labor costs and improve work efficiency: RFID technology can automatically identify and track materials, equipment, etc., reducing the need for manual operations, thereby reducing labor costs. It speeds up processes such as material entry and exit, equipment dispatching, etc., and improves operating efficiency and production capacity.

Accurate inventory management to prevent loss and theft: RFID technology can help mining companies achieve more accurate inventory management, including real-time inventory monitoring, automatic replenishment and other functions, thereby reducing excess or insufficient inventory. At the same time, real-time monitoring of their location and status can ensure that materials, equipment, etc. are not easily lost or stolen.

Maintenance and maintenance management: RFID technology can record information such as equipment usage and maintenance history, which helps to formulate more scientific equipment maintenance and maintenance plans and extend equipment life.

Underground safety management and regulatory compliance: RFID technology can be used for personnel identification and management to ensure that only authorized personnel can enter specific areas, helping to ensure safety and regulatory compliance.

Post time: Sep-08-2023